Basic Instructions on How to Build a Water Ionizer

The best way to get alkaline water from your house tap is with the use of a water ionizer. You can buy one from the many brands being offered or you can read on to learn how to build an ionizer.

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  • From the hardware store purchase a rigid plastic, upright 2.4 liter storage container.
  • You will also need a 6 liter storage container.
  • A rectangular basket/container, made of plastic, like the ones use for displaying parts, it must have a grid or mesh bottom and be one on the sides for the water to pass through.
  • Small 10mm long plastic screws and nuts.
  • Two small crocodile clips for positive and negative. Red and black are the usual colors used to show polarity.
  • Electric power adapter
  • A synthetic suede (PVA)
  • Two 1mm thick Stainless Steel plates, 10cm wide by 5mm higher than the inside of the container. Generally a container measures 10 x 19 and 10 x 22 cm.


  • Cut out a 10 x 15 cm from the basket.
  • Place a mark on one of the sides of the 2.4 liter container with a 1 cm circle smaller than the plastic mesh at about 5cm below the top.
  • Support the side of the container by wedging a block of wood inside it and drill as many holes as you can. Use a 6 or 7 mm drill bit.
  • Smooth off the outside.
  • The screw holes have to be drilled approximately one inch apart for the screws have to go through.
  • Remove the block of wood, mesh and the screws.
  • Smooth off any burrs on the inside and the outside of the container.
  • Wet the suede. Cut a piece a bit larger than the mesh.
  • On a board, place the mesh on the suede and drill holes drill screw holes in the suede.
  • Remove any loose fabric from the suede, rinse it and wring it out.
  • Rinse out and dry the container.
  • Assemble the mesh over the suede onto the container and place the screws.
  • Rinse out the whole water ionizer in and out.
  • Strip off the plug both ends of the power adapter and clip on the crocodiles clamps. With a volt meter check polarity. Once you try out the ionizer, the acid water will show a brown color and goes in the bigger container, reverse the clips if you see brown water in the small container.
  • Place the small container by the large one, exposing its plate to the water; the SS plate goes opposing the membrane, the other one goes in the larger container's short side
  • Fill the containers with water up to 1 cm from its full capacity.
  • The alkaline water will reach 10 pH in about 8 hours but as it gets browner you will need to leave the ionizer on for 12 hours. © 2012 - 2017 All World Wide Rights Reserved

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